• A handful of American actresses have been rumored to be in consideration for the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in upcoming biopic Rodham — Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, and Emma Stone, most prominently. But now a front-runner has emerged: British actress Carey Mulligan, who most recently starred as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Mulligan hasn’t officially announced her candidacy for the role of the former first lady, New York senator, and secretary of state, but THR reports that the 28-year-old actress will soon meet with director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) about the project. Rodham will focus on the early years of Clinton’s career, including meeting future president Bill Clinton and her position as a lawyer on the committee involved in Richard Nixon’s impeachment. [THR]
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Casting Net: Marion Cotillard tackles corporate bonuses; Plus Juliette Binoche in talks for 'Godzilla', and more
• Marion Cotillard has signed on to work with Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike) in their upcoming film Deux Jours, Une Nuit. The Oscar-winning actress (for La Vie En Rose in 2008), will play the role of Sandra. Faced with losing her job, she spends a weekend trying to convince her co-workers to give up their bonuses to save her position. The film is expected to shoot in Belgium this summer. Cotillard can be seen next in Blood Ties, written and directed by her partner Guillaume Canet, alongside Zoe Saldana and Mila Kunis. [Deadline]
• Juliette Binoche is in talks to join the cast of Godzilla. Though Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is attached to direct, no casting decisions will be finalized till Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) finishes his rewrite of Max Borenstein’s (The Seventh Son) original script. In an interview with io9, Darbont said “What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature.” As we previously reported, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Bryan Cranston are also in negotiations for the film. [Variety]
Casting Net: Chris Hemsworth to team up with Michael Mann; Plus Hugh Laurie confirmed for 'Tomorrowland', Marion Cotillard, and more
• Michael Mann (Collateral, Public Enemies) is set to direct Chris Hemsworth in his new thriller that Mann has been developing and writing for over a year. Between Hemsworth’s superhero and fairy tale projects, we’re excited to see him team up with Mann, known for his realism and ability to elevate standard genre fare. The Australian actor will appear next with Olivia Wilde in Rush, the Ron Howard race car film, out this September. [Variety]
• Tomorrowland has its villain, and it’s none other than House star Hugh Laurie, EW confirmed. The hush-hush project from Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles), Damon Lindelof (Lost), and EW’s own Jeff Jensen also stars George Clooney. Laurie largely stayed away from major film projects during his time on House, but it will be great to see the English actor and comedian take a villainous turn.
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard has the delicate, smooth-skinned beauty of an adult cherub, even scrubbed free of makeup, whittled down into a crying mess and completely vulnerable as a whale trainer who loses her legs in a new trailer, completely devoid of dialog, for her upcoming film Rust and Bone.
Directed in French by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet), the dreamy, intense drama has already been earning stellar reviews for Cotillard, who stars alongside Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead), playing a bare-knuckle boxer. The pair forge a deep relationship in the film, which is set for U.S. release in November. Cotillard won a best actress Oscar in 2008 for her French language role as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
In the trailer below, Cotillard reaches out to whales, is shown sobbing in a hospital gown and waving to whale fans in a wetsuit. Schoenaerts gets bloody in fleeting images of him fighting. Let the Oscar race begin…
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The 39th Telluride Film Festival announced the lineup of its main program today, featuring a mix of premieres and previous festival favorites. The 25 films include Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt (directed by Roger Michell); At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron as father and son farmers (directed by Ramin Bahrani); Frances Ha, starring Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Noah Baumbach; Love, Marilyn, a documentary featuring a roster of actresses reading notes, letters, and poems penned by Marilyn Monroe (directed by Liz Garbus); and the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Amour (directed by Michael Haneke). READ FULL STORY »
Woody Allen lists the five iconic actresses he wishes he could go back in time to direct -- EXCLUSIVE
If you had to choose one director to bring out a career performance in any actress, you can’t do much better than Woody Allen. During his amazing 45-year career as a director, he’s worked with many of the best, and Oscar has always been impressed. Diane Keaton, Penélope Cruz, Mira Sorvino, and Dianne Wiest all have trophies from their collaborations with Allen, to say nothing of the nominated performances from Samantha Morton, Judy Davis, Geraldine Page, and others.
In Midnight in Paris, Allen’s comedy-fantasy about a 21st-century writer (Owen Wilson) high on the nostalgic fumes of 1920s Paris — out today on home video and digital download — it’s Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams who get to dance with the master auteur. Actresses have always leaped at the opportunity to be Allen’s muse, and at this point of his career, any role in one of his films is an honor capable of luring even the hottest young ingenues.
But if Allen could go back to a different age — Midnight in Paris-like — what legendary Hollywood actresses would he most have wanted to cast in his films? We asked the director to name his Top 5, and he responded quickly, as if he had the list waiting in his pocket. “They were all fabulous actresses with their own styles,” he wrote in an e-mail about his selections. “But however different those styles were, they all worked on the screen and you believed them.” Click below for the leading ladies of Allen’s cinematic dreams: READ FULL STORY »
Does Christopher Nolan’s final Bat-flick have more on its mind than just thrilling fanboys and filmgoers with sensational summertime escapism? You might wonder after taking a look at the latest official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which made its debut in theaters this past weekend with Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows and hit the Web today.
The preview sketches the film’s themes and conflict without ever spelling out the plot. SPOILER ALERT! The trailer begins with a boy launching into the national anthem at a football game. It’s a flourish that signals the beginning of a high-stakes game — and a drama about the current state of the union. As “The Star Spangled Banner” plays, we hear some dialogue about replacing Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) — he’s a “war hero” in a time of peace. And in perhaps the trailer’s most loaded moment (not counting the various beats of gunplay), we see Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle — a.k.a. Catwoman — hissing a line into the ear of fat-cat playboy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) that suggests she’s been spending time with the unhappy campers at Occupy: Gotham City. “You think this is going to last. There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches because when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you ever thought how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.” As we hear this line, we see the sacking of an opulent home, and we get a lot of ominous imagery involving Thomas Hardy’s fearsome Bane and a small army of goons laying siege to Batman’s hometown. “When Gotham is in ashes,” Bane growls to an incapacitated Bruce, “you have my permission to die.” READ FULL STORY »
All right, before you freak out, it’s not a spoiler. It’s right there at the start of the trailer, so let’s not act like this revelation ruins the movie, though it is pretty shocking to see Gwyneth Paltrow so quickly eradicated. She has a way of making her widowed leading men really lose it: Will “What happened to her!?!” become the 2011 version of “What’s in the box!?!” READ FULL STORY »
her Inception director, Christopher Nolan, for The Dark Knight Rises, according to People. Though it’s unclear what role she will be playing, the pregnant actress — who’s expecting in April — joins a cast that already includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and newcomers Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy.Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) is reuniting with
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